Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest residences in the world – set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens.
Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja of Jodhpur, this golden-yellow sandstone monument was conceived on the grandest possible scale, in the fashionable Art Deco style of that time. After 15 years in construction, the 347-room palace was finally completed in 1943 – and has served as the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family since. It took some 3000 people working round the clock for a period of fifteen years to complete.
This massive structure of Indo-Colonial and the art – deco style of the thirties is considered to be one of the largest and grandest private residences in the world. It is also the last expression of princely architectural extravaganza during the British Raj and commands a distinct place among the remains of the Rathore Clan in Jodhpur.
In 1977 the palace was converted into a heritage hotel and opened for the public, offering the pleasures of luxury living against the backdrop of a sweet bygone. Truly there is no better place to celebrate your wedding as grandly as it will be at Umaid bhavan Palace in Jodpur.
From the moment you step into its premise you are in a different world. A huge immaculate lawn leads you the imposing lobby that extends a stately welcome; wherefrom sweeping marble staircase direct you to the Maharaja's private suite(s) and regal apartments.
Best time for Wedding :
January to March & October to December
A Typical Wedding Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival
Traditional / ceremonial welcome with aarti and folk performers. An activity brochure details activities for the wedding ahead.
A theme party based on the location, with traditional cuisine and entertainment, followed by a dance party with a DJ in attendance.
Day 2 – The wedding day
Sight seeing at the local venues which could be game sanctuary, temples, museums, churches, followed by Lunch with the cuisine of your choice
Evening : Wedding ceremony
The wedding ceremony will be of your choice as per the rites you would like to follow. A typical wedding would have the following sequence of events:
• Assembly of procession and royal / traditional march to the wedding venue
• Traditional welcome of procession
• Wedding as per your rites – Hindu, Christian or Muslim
• Cake cutting, toasts
• Fireworks, traditional entertainment
• Formal sit down dinner
• Dance with live band / DJ
Day 3 – Sight seeing / Departure
This normally would be a day at leisure with options of sight seeing, shopping, special lunches etc
Local sight seeing: Guided tours, rides, museum visits, historical / religious Shopping visits
Momentoes for guests.